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Feb 9, 2013 12:25pm EST
state government was bogged down by a $3 billion deficit. now our housing market is on the mend. recovering faster than anywhere in america. we are adding jobs at the swiftest clip in years, nearly 23,000 in november alone. arizona ranks fifth in the nation for job growth during 2012. [applause]the kauffman index recently declared arizona the country's premier place for entrepreneurs. our budget is now balanced. we set aside $450 million in the state's rainy day fund for the next time that crisis strikes. [applause]crime and violence in arizona continues to trend downward. arizona has reduced crime by punishing criminals and not by infringing on the rights of law- abiding gun owners. [applause]our state is getting stronger. i am confident that arizona's light of opportunity will shine as bright as the arizona sun in the years to come. i understand there was a little game being played last month called where in the world is jan brewer? i heard the rumors. i was not hiking the appalachian trail. [laughter]in fact, i was humbled that the united states military gave me an opportunit
Feb 9, 2013 1:15pm EST
. unlike the deficit we faced two years ago, we start out in a much better position today because of the tough, but important, decisions we made over the past two years. dain many ways, our position in wisconsin is a stark contrast to the chaos in washington, dc. while many of our nation's leaders fail to make tough decisions, we decided to avoid failure by embracing true reform. still, there is much work to be done. as i travel the state, it is clear to me why our focus on helping create 250,000 jobs by 2015 is about much more than just fulfilling a campaign promise. simply put, it is about helping improve the lives of 250,000 more families in wisconsin. you see, adding a new job is about more than just a number. every time another job is created, and a new employee is hired, it means that another family has someone working in their household. for many, that means fewer worries about putting bread on the table or clothes on the backs of their kids -- or even making the mortgage payment on the house. i will work hard each and every day, so we can help people all across wisconsin have
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